God Is Not Pleased With Many

In the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian Church in modern day Greece he took them back to former times in the life of their forefathers. As is important in knowing their history written by Moses in the Old Testament, he wrote them they should not be ignorant how that:

  • ALL their fathers were under the cloud  (Exodus 13:21-22)
  • ALL passed through the sea  (Exodus 14:21-22)
  • ALL were baptized in the cloud and in the sea  (Exodus 14:19-20,29)
  • ALL did eat of the same spiritual food  (Exodus 16:4)
  • ALL did drink of the same spiritual drink  (Exodus 17:6)

Then Paul reminded them how even though they ALL experienced the same events during their exodus from Egypt, God was not pleased with many of them, for a great multitude of them were overthrown in the wilderness. Paul then listed some of the sins they committed that kept them from entering the Promised Land:

  • Idolatry –  sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play (Exodus 32:1-6)
  • Fornication –  committed and fell in one day 23,000  (Numbers 25:1-9)
  • Tempted God –  were destroyed by serpents  (Exodus 17:2; Numbers 21:4-7)
  • Murmured –  were destroyed by the destroyer  (Numbers 14:1-4,27-32)

Paul then clearly tells them Now all these things happened unto them for examples;” (to the others wandering in the wilderness with them), “and they were written for our admonition.” He then adamantly declares, Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. (I Corinthians 10:1-12)

There are those in every generation who go through the motion of church attendance, baptism, giving money to the church, helping the poor, feeding the hungry, but their hearts are far from God just as many of those who followed Moses into the wilderness. God is not well pleased with those who traverse this earth in like manner and they, too, will not enter the “Promised Land” of Heaven that awaits those who truly repent, put their trust in Christ as Savior, surrendering their lives fully to Him.

“Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should NOT lust after evil things, as they also lusted.”

I Corinthians 10:6


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